Overwintering Tropical Plants

Some parts of the state have experienced frost already and most will in the next week, so it’s time to think about overwintering tropical plants. Which plants do we mean? In this post, we’ll cover canna and calla lilies, geraniums (Pelargonium), begonias and coleus. If there are other questions you have about overwintering tropical plants…

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Growing Perennials in Containers

Growing perennials in containers makes sense for northern gardeners for a lot of reasons. Sometimes you have a plant you want to add to the garden, but aren’t sure exactly where it should go. Other times, you may know where you want the plant to be placed but because of heat (about which we know…

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September/October Northern Gardener Available

The latest issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now (and available for those who sign up for a subscription or join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair), and it includes articles to keep you excited about gardening all through the fall. Our cover story by Gail Brown Hudson highlights plants that glow in the…

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